Equities Market Closes Green, Up By 0.16%

Nigerian Stock Exchange, Equities, NSE Index

Lagos – Trading on the equities section of The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) closed positive on yesterday as the twin-indicators- the All-share Index and market capitalisation appreciated by 0.16 per cent each, after days of consecutive decline since the month began.

The All-Share index appreciated by 52.46 bases points to close at 32,354.78 points from 32,302.32 points it closed on Wednesday, while market capitalisation rose by N18.1 billion, to close at N11.151 trillion from N11.133 trillion it closed on the previous day.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company led the gainers table when it added 495 kobo to close at N465.00 per share, followed by 7Up Bottling Company which added 379 kobo to close at N82.00 per share, Dangote Cement raked in 193 kobo to close at N203.94 per share, Oando grabbed 35 kobo to close at N7.39 per share, while Zenith Bank recorded 20 kobo to close at N20.4 per share, among others.

On the reverse side, Nigerian Breweries led decliners lane when it depreciated by 335 kobo to close at N155.00 per share, followed by Okomu Oil Palm which slipped by 185 kobo to close at N56.15 per share, Flour Mills of Nigeria dropped 114 kobo to close at N22.00 per share, Guinness Nigeria lost 100 kobo to close at N62.00 per share, while UAC of Nigeria depreciated by 86 kobo to close at N16.5 per share, among others.

Source : Independent

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